Nepal has decided to ban TikTok, a popular social media app because the government thinks it’s causing problems in how people get along. Even though everyone has the right to express themselves, many people are upset with TikTok because it seems to encourage mean speech. Over the past four years, there have been 1,647 cases of cybercrime reported on the app.
The government had a meeting on Monday, and they decided to ban TikTok. However, they haven’t said when this ban will start. The government and TikTok representatives talked about this issue last week, and now they are getting ready to enforce the ban.
This decision came shortly after the government introduced new rules for social media in the country. According to these rules, social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube must have offices in Nepal. The government wants these offices to help them solve problems and remove bad content from the apps. The companies have three months to set up offices or appoint a representative in Nepal, or they might be shut down.
The new rules also have a list of 19 things that users should not do on these social media platforms. The government hopes these changes will make social media safer and more responsible.